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Sweet Rosie O'Grady (1943)

 -  Musical  -  1 October 1943 (USA)
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Music-hall star Madeleine Marlowe leaves London engaged to the Duke of Trippingham only to find back home that Police Gazette hack Samuel A. McGee has exposed her as former burlesque queen ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Madeleine 'Madge' Marlowe / Rosie O'Grady
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Samuel A. Magee
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Tom Moran
Reginald Gardiner ...
Charles, Duke of Trippingham
Virginia Grey ...
Edna Van Dyke
Phil Regan ...
Clark - Composer / Vocalist
Sig Ruman ...
Joe Flugelman
Alan Dinehart ...
Arthur Skinner
Hobart Cavanaugh ...
Clark
Frank Orth ...
Taxi Driver
Jonathan Hale ...
Mr. Fox
George Cockerill ...
Singer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Trowbridge ...
Husband (scenes deleted)
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Music-hall star Madeleine Marlowe leaves London engaged to the Duke of Trippingham only to find back home that Police Gazette hack Samuel A. McGee has exposed her as former burlesque queen Rosie O'Grady. To get her own back she announces that Sam is in fact her real suitor. He in turn has a song about Rosie published and something of an Irish brawl develops via his paper and her stage show. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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1 October 1943 (USA)  »

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Sweet Rosie O'Grady  »

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$1,185,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Pregnant with her second daughter, Alice Faye could not take the role of Madeleine Marlowe/Rosie O'Grady. See more »

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Remake of Love Is News (1937) See more »

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Sweet Rosie O'Grady
Written by Maude Nugent
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11 July 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A Music Hall star, Madeleine Marlowe (Betty Grable) returns from London to America where she has wowed society and is romantically linked with a Duke, Charles (Reginald Gardiner). On her return, a reporter Sam (Robert Young) exposes her as a former Burlesque Queen, Rosie O'Grady. The film then follows the tricks that Rosie and Sam play against one another in order to get the upper hand. At the end, love is in the air.

Unfortunately, the songs and dances in this film aren't any good and this lets the film down as the story doesn't have the strength to carry the film alone. The scenes with Betty Grable are good, but when she is not on screen, there are some pretty dull moments. Its not that the cast are bad, although there is a poor scene where Sam and Charles get drunk which could have been edited out, its just that the overall film isn't quite good enough. The music needed to be better in order to make this film passable or even good. Its a better story than her other offering "Coney Island" from the same year, but that film is better because of the music numbers that it contains.

Its OK but it doesn't need to be seen again.


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